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Pickle the Spy

or, The Incognito of Prince Charles

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Author: Andrew Lang
Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 80,055 / 238 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 49.5
LoC Category: D
Downloads: 1,298
mnybks.net#: 4239
Genres: History, Espionage
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nternal feuds of the Jacobites at this period, and these are illuminated by the Stuart Papers, the letters of James and his ministers.

The plan of our narrative, therefore, will be arranged in the following manner. First, we sketch the character of Prince Charles in boyhood, during his Scottish expedition, and as it developed in cruelly thwarting circumstances between 1746 and 1749. In illustrating his character the hostile parties within the Jacobite camp must be described and defined. From February 1749 to September 1750 (when he visited London), we must try to pierce the darkness that has been more than Egyptian. We can, at least, display the total ignorance of Courts and diplomatists as to Charles's movements before Pickle came to their assistance, and we discover a secret which they ought to have known.

After the date 1752 we give, as far as possible, the personal history of Pickle before he sold himself, and we unveil his motives for his villany. Then we display Pickle in action, we select fr

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